About Your Teachers

Welcome to third grade! We are so excited to have your child in our classroom this year! We absolutely LOVE third grade! You may find that it is quite challenging and rigorous at first, but your child will adjust just fine. You will see that they are capable of so much! Mrs. Gaines’ favorite subjects to teach are Science and Math. Mrs. Bruce’s favorite subject to teach is Reading. This is our first year working together and we are looking forward to making a great team. We will hold high expectations of our students that we know they can achieve.

But that’s enough about “school” for right now! Let us tell you a little about ourselves, outside of the classroom.

Mrs. Gaines: I come from a family of teachers. Your child may end up having my mom as their science teacher in 8th grade at Palmer Middle School! On my days off, my husband and I love to be outside- hiking Kennesaw Mountain, exploring trails next to the Chattahoochee, or Geocaching! But we also love to go to movies and chow down on popcorn. (contact: [email protected])

Mrs. Bruce: This is my tenth year teaching in Cobb County and my first year as a Pitner Patriot.  In my spare time, my charismatic and fun-loving toddler keeps me on my toes.  My husband and I are avid Atlanta Braves fans and love to watch them play any chance we get. (contact: [email protected])